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As Oscietra retires, will Makybe Diva or Black Caviar produce high-quality offspring?

The intricacies of the breeding world are playing out this week, as our famous mares and their fairly unspectacular breeding careers continue.

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Previewing the weekend of racing: Your best bets for May 25-26

The best of the racing is in Brisbane at Doomben this week, and that’s where we’re heading for a number of our best bets.

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Scone Cup 2018: Form, tips and preview

The 2018 Scone Cup takes place on the traditional Friday of the two-day carnival, with $200,000 up for grabs in the race that stops the country town.

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Previewing the weekend of racing: Your best bets for May 12

Group 1 racing in dual states always makes for a great Saturday, and that’s what we have this weekend with the Doomben 10,000 the feature up in Brisbane, and the South Australian Derby highlighting the card in Adelaide.

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Previewing the weekend of racing: Your best bets for May 3-4

The top class racing action is on the move around Australia, away from the spotlight of Melbourne and Sydney and into Adelaide and Queensland.

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Watching Winx yesterday was like watching Don Bradman bat

When Winx settled in at the tail of the field at Randwick yesterday in the most meaningful race of her stellar career, she reminded me how Don Bradman started his innings in a similar situation 71 years ago at the SCG.

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The Championships Day 1: Group 1 previews and tips

The Championships at Royal Randwick is the centrepiece of the Sydney autumn carnival, and day one brings with it four big Group 1 races.

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Tancred Stakes and Vinery Stud Stakes: Group 1 previews and tips

The Championships at Randwick are only a week away, so Rosehill this Saturday is something of a calm before the storm, but there are still two Group 1s on offer in the thick of the Sydney autumn.

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Golden Slipper day at Rosehill: Group 1 previews and tips

Golden Slipper day at Rosehill is one of the greatest race days in the country, and there is every argument to suggest it should be ranked number one.

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Group 2 Adelaide Cup runner-by-runner preview and tips

The Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) gives us one of those rare Group races on a weekday, and Monday at Morphettville will see 15 stayers in the mix for the $400,000 handicap over two miles.

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Randwick Guineas and Canterbury Stakes: Group 1 previews and tips

There’s a feast of quality racing this Saturday. Yesterday we looked at Super Saturday at Flemington, where the Australian Cup and Newmarket Handicap will be run, but Randwick also deserves attention with a couple of Group 1s of their own.

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Flemington Super Saturday: Group 1 tips and previews

It’s Super Saturday at Flemington, where the two biggest races of the Melbourne autumn carnival take place.

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2018 Group 1 Chipping Norton: The return of Winx

Autumn is finally here and so is the good Group 1 racing, with the return of Winx seeking a 23rd straight career victory in the 2018 Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m).

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Group 1 Australian Guineas: Preview and tips

Sydney opens their Group 1 account for 2018 with the Chipping Norton Stakes and Surround Stakes up at Randwick, but the main feature of the day is the Australian Guineas at Flemington, as Melbourne moves through the thick end of their summer/autumn carnival.

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Chipping Norton Stakes day: Group 1 previews and tips

This weekend brings with it the first Saturday in autumn. In racing, the autumn carnival belongs to Sydney, so it is only fitting they kick off their first Group 1s of the year.

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Blue Diamond Stakes Day: Group 1 previews and tips

After yet another week when racing has been dragged through the mud, it’s nice to have some quality racing to focus on.

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Hartnell is flying and is a huge chance in the Cox Plate

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Chautauqua

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Melbourne Cup 2014 winner Protectionist followed by Red Cadeaux with Who Shot Thebarman in third

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Harness racing in South Australia

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Jockey Kerrin McEvoy (right) with owner Llyod Williams after their win with Almandin in the Melbourne Cup on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Tuesday. Nov. 1, 2016.

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Corey Brown Rekindling

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Redzel wins The Everest

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Trainer Gai Waterhouse reacts after winning the Melbourne Cup with her horse Fiorente at the Melbourne Cup 2013

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Past the post: May 12 blackbookers

By Adam Page, 16 May 2018
Past the post: May 12 blackbookers

Great racing right across on Australia this weekend, mainly from Morphettville and Doomben, but there were still some tidy meetings at Scone and Caulfield.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Scone

By Adam Page, 11 May 2018
Behind the barriers: Five bets for Scone

The Scone Carnival kicks off on Friday with an eight race card, headlined by the feature event across the two days, the $200,000 Listed Scone Cup (1600m). Here are my five suggested plays across the meeting.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Scone and Caulfield

The Scone Carnival wraps up on Saturday with a blacktype filled eight race program while nine races will be run and won at Caulfield.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Doomben and Morphettville

Group l racing is the key focus at Doomben and Morphettville this Saturday with Redzel and In Her Time and clashing in the Doomben 10,000, while Weir and Lane are looking to continue their purple patch via Leicester in the South Australian Derby.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Rosehill/Flemington

The Carnival action dies down at both Rosehill and Flemington this Saturday but there is still some quality racing across the board, and there are five winners to be found.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets For Gold Coast/Morphettville

The Adelaide Carnival swings into action this Saturday at Morphettville with a Group l doubleheader, the UBET Classic and Schweppes Oaks, while at the Gold Coast, it’s Hollindale Stakes Day.

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Who is Australia’s greatest race horse?

By Jason Andrews, 3 May 2018
Who is Australia’s greatest race horse?

Following my article last week on whether Winx should retire or keep going for wins, it prompted me to ask the question, who is Australia’s greatest racing horse?

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Warrnambool day 3

The Warrnambool Carnival concludes on Thursday where we will see the running of the Warrnambool Cup along with the Grand Annual. Here are my five suggested plays across the meeting.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets For Warrnambool day 2

The Warrnambool Carnival continues on Wednesday where the features are the Wangoom and Galleywood Hurdle. Here are my five suggested plays across the program.

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Should Winx retire or go for 26 straight?

By Jason Andrews, 25 Apr 2018
Should Winx retire or go for 26 straight?

Recently, I wrote an article suggesting that rugby league superstar Johnathan Thurston should retire now rather than at year’s end, so as to quit while he is ahead. The same could be argued about Winx.

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Caulfield quaddie preview for Saturday, 21 April

By Jarrod Kurpiel, 20 Apr 2018
Caulfield quaddie preview for Saturday, 21 April

Racing this week comes to us from Caulfield, where we have a nice program of racing and some handy horses engaged.

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Past the post: Randwick April 14 review

By Adam Page, 15 Apr 2018
Past the post: Randwick April 14 review

The second and final day of The Championships rolled around on Saturday at Randwick, headlined by champion mare Winx, who made it 25 on the bounce and equalled Black Caviar with a win in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

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Could Winx be Australia’s last great thoroughbred?

Regardless of whether her winning run comes to an end – and if that happens her conqueror will be remembered as the horse who killed Miss Santa Claus – Winx’s place in history is safe.

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Past the post: Randwick April 7 review

By Adam Page, 8 Apr 2018
Past the post: Randwick April 7 review

The Grand Final of Australian racing is The Championships and the mega two day Carnival kicked off on Saturday at Randwick with a world class ten race program, but unfortunately the meeting was marred by that ugly word ‘bias’.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for the Championships Day 1

The grand final of Australian racing is The Championships and the mega two day Carnival kicks off this Saturday at Randwick with a world class ten race program. Here are my five suggested plays across the meeting.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Saturday April 7

While the main focus is at Randwick, there is still some high quality racing across Australia this Saturday. Here are my five suggested plays across the remaining programs.

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Racing at Rosehill

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Capitalist wins again

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Vinery Stud Stakes, won by Lucia Valentina (13) (L), Jockey Hugh Bowman, with Solicit (1) 2nd

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Danedream wins the King George at Royal Ascot

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